German tanks of the 60s will go into service with the Armed Forces of Ukraine


Recent statements by European politicians about the need for military assistance to Ukraine began to take on a practical form. In particular, after the statement of the head of the German diplomatic department, Annalena Berbock, about the need to supply Ukrainian troops with heavy weapons and armored vehicles, Armin Papperger, director general of the German defense-industrial concern Rheinmetall, announced his intention to transfer at least 1 Leopard-50 tanks to Ukraine .


Apparently, the vehicles offered for delivery were at storage bases, since this German tank developed in the 60s has not been produced for more than 35 years. According to Mr. Papperger, the tanks are so easy to learn that it is possible to retrain Ukrainian tankers from the familiar T-64, T-72 and T-80 in a few days.

However, such optimism in terms of training is clearly inappropriate, since the tanks of NATO member countries were manufactured on the basis of a different ideology and differ significantly in operation and the course of combat. In particular, the Leopard-1 requires a loader in the crew, that is, there is no automatic loader in the tank, so the crew is increased by one person.

Europeans and Germans in particular once again confirmed their own hypocrisy and duplicity. Constantly speaking about the need for peaceful negotiations and resolving the accumulated contradictions through diplomacy, the countries of Western Europe provide military assistance to Ukraine, pushing the latter to continue hostilities in the face of the apparent weakness of the Armed Forces of Ukraine against the allied forces of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and the NM LDNR.
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  1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) April 12 2022 11: 15
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    And these tanks will follow the railroad from Poland to the Donbass, as before, in 1942, they walked through the lands of the USSR occupied by the Nazis? And what will Russian aviation do at this time? The Russian army apparently has no hope for partisans in Ukraine. There are no Kovpakovs either, just like the Sudoplatovs. Again German tanks "Leopards" will go across the land of Ukraine? Probably, the symbols on them corresponding to the moment can draw ...
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  3. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) April 12 2022 11: 38
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    If we ignore the PR, then it is logical.
    All the same, junk is worth, no one really needs, in reserve.
    For them, simple, reliable armor is better than nothing. And to master faster, not a year, as they wrote on VO for real modern technology.
    1. Vladimir Orlov Offline Vladimir Orlov
      Vladimir Orlov (Vladimir) April 14 2022 15: 07
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      Yes, everyone understands that this will not change anything for the Ruins and they just benefit:
      - portray help
      - real money will be asked for this help, most likely, they will be "withheld" for labor from our frozen reserves
      - instead of old tanks, they will launch the production of new ones and in larger quantities - i.e. re-equip THEIR army, load their military-industrial complex - it used to be difficult to do this, due to the lack of support in society (now it is, brainwashed ..)

      Thus, they finance their military-industrial complex with our money
  4. EVYN WIXH Offline EVYN WIXH
    EVYN WIXH (EVYN WIXH) April 12 2022 12: 50
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    These 50 tanks + self-propelled guns and infantry fighting vehicles (though for money), Czechs 50 infantry fighting vehicles and 30 tanks, Slovak air defense, anti-tank systems and MANPADS all sorts of from the Yankees and Britons, then others will catch up. So in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, things will come to the T-62 and BTR-60. Well, this is iron, but how many people will it take? Who is war...
  5. Alesandro Alesandrovich (Alesandro Alesandrovich) April 12 2022 13: 49
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    In addition, the Leopard also needs ammunition. If the ammunition for tanks in service with Ukraine is unified, the 105 mm caliber used for Leopards 1 is quite rare from the word at all. PS Do they have any Tigers left?
    1. EVYN WIXH Offline EVYN WIXH
      EVYN WIXH (EVYN WIXH) April 12 2022 14: 36
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      Tigers are only in museums, and even then not many. And they will supply ammunition for them. Initially, the ammunition load, apparently, will be loaded, and hardly anyone is counting on their long-term use. Supplying spare parts and ammunition with destroyed logistics is troublesome. They will ride until there is enough resource (if they don’t burn it), and then scrap it. Got something "for free", why feel sorry for them?
  6. 1_2 Offline 1_2
    1_2 (Ducks are flying) April 12 2022 15: 17
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    even the t-34 is more powerful and dangerous than the modern BMP armored personnel carrier, and this leopard1, with a skilled crew, can do a lot of trouble, you can’t endure the greyness of stupid chances any longer, because they naturally think if the Russian Federation does not turn off their oil and gas, does not confiscate their assets, which means The Russian Federation is very strong 5th column and vice versa, Putin is very weak, who "tolerates" this column
  7. opportunist Offline opportunist
    opportunist (dim) April 12 2022 18: 19
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    things go from bad to worse You should know that in the West there are even scenarios for Putin's assassination. Western intelligence agencies are confident in a violent regime change in Russia in the next two years. Now where they draw this confidence from, I cannot understand. They will learn something. However, you can only be sure that something is planned inside the country in the next two years, a cruel internal color revolution? The Kremlin needs to come out and tell the truth that at the moment we are not fighting against Ukraine, we are fighting against NATO.
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  9. opportunist Offline opportunist
    opportunist (dim) April 12 2022 18: 24
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    Fighters and tanks with western pilots are constantly arriving in Ukraine secretly, so this war is not between Russia and Ukraine, but between NATO and Russia. However, keep what I said above, they are preparing a massive destabilization in Russia in the next two years.
  10. dub0vitsky Offline dub0vitsky
    dub0vitsky (Victor) April 13 2022 09: 38
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    Quote: EVYN WIXH
    Tigers are only in museums, and even then not many. And they will supply ammunition for them. Initially, the ammunition load, apparently, will be loaded, and hardly anyone is counting on their long-term use. Supplying spare parts and ammunition with destroyed logistics is troublesome. They will ride until there is enough resource (if they don’t burn it), and then scrap it. Got something "for free", why feel sorry for them?

    In 2014, Donetsk residents filmed T-34, SU122, SAU122 from the pedestals. Nothing, they brushed aside in the first days, then it went more modern. Today there is no shortage in the T-72 of various modifications. Let the museums donate to the "defenders" of NATO. The design of the ukrofascists will be eloquent. Why not symbiosis with German? Around such an event, you can write a dozen books and films. About twin brothers.

    The soldier is always healthy
    The soldier is ready for anything
    And dust, like carpets,
    We knock out of the roads.

    And don't stop,
    And don't change legs
    Our faces are shining
    The shoes sparkle!

    On the scorched plain -
    Behind the meter meter -
    Go to Ukraine
    Soldiers of the "Center" group ....


    (V. Vysotsky).
  11. Vladimir Petroff (Vladimir Petroff) April 13 2022 21: 48
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    The EU supplies tanks to Ukraine and Russia drives its gas through Ukraine to the EU. A very correct position. Whatever the Europeans, God forbid, sue Gazprom for breach of contract. Is this how wars are fought now?
  12. They go to the delivery of black scrap. Most importantly, the money has been paid.
  13. Georgievic Offline Georgievic
    Georgievic (Georgievic) April 14 2022 08: 29
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    Close the krantik, the tanks will remain in storage!
  14. Zwain Offline Zwain
    Zwain (Zwain) April 17 2022 03: 23
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    it still needs to get there!!!
  15. Evdokimov Sergey Yurievich April 21 2022 20: 34
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    Under the guise of supplying old equipment, the states and the West will supply new weapons that they will manage themselves. Vietnam, Korea are an example of this. And if our intelligence discovers this trick, it will not change anything, now lies rule almost the whole world.